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Progress It’s Like That First Newborn Growth Spurt

I had this epiphany the other day. “Progress it’s like that first newborn growth spurt”. It is hard. It feels like the difficulties will never end. You get little sleep. You worry, “I’m I doing this right”. You start thinking of the alternatives, and they are enticing. You think how easy it would be to just quit, and give up. You think “well I tried”.

Please remember everyday you have to awake to the mindset I’m doing the right thing. It may be hard now with little gratification, but in the end it is best. When I look back at this I will remember I gave it my all.

Go out and change the world today. Embrace your life.


About Blessed Are The Mothers

My name is Lisa Horstkamp and I am a private practice lactation counselor and a Birth and bereavement Doula. I became a certified doula with stillbirthday as of October 2015. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) with The Healthy Children Project of April 2015. CLC Scope of practice: SBD Doula Principles of Service (Scope) I'm a southern woman born and bred. I am raising my "Southern Bell" and "bubba" the way I see fit. I started out breastfeeding my oldest but without good support I ended up using formula and not meeting my breastfeeding goal. I breastfed my youngest for 33 months, until he no longer requested, far out reaching my original goal of 6 months. It would not have been possible without the abundant support from my IBCLC and other breastfeeding moms in the support group at our local hospital. I'm on path to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in the next few years and looking forward to increasing support for my area.

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